The condo is a continual work in progress. You can view the first installment of our condo here, you certainly don’t want to miss out on the hospital green walls and cobalt blue pendant lights.
But…as with everything, you have to celebrate the little victories. Our most recent addition is our media center.
Although we vowed to choose quality over quantity, desperation got the best of us and we caved – or rather our pocketbook did. After the Hubbs vowed to never ever assemble another piece of IKEA furniture, he wound up spending last Saturday flipping through the pictorial illustrations of the odd little IKEA men instruction book. You all know what I’m talking about.
It gets me every time.
We opted out of saving up for a West Elm/CB2/Crate and Barrel media center, and chose the higher rode – instant gratification in the form of IKEA BESTA TV storage combination. I can’t find the exact product online (perhaps because there’s like a zillion possible combinations) but here’s a couple of examples:
The white gloss finish and modern chrome legs tie in the modern lines of the couch while balancing our rustic, industrial table and traditional nailhead linen chairs.
Along the way I found this lovely beauty at Crate and Barrel – Willa Raven side chair originally [$149] but purchased the floor model for just [$49]. It’s seen better days, but with a few minor scuffs the hubbs says it has added “character.” #soomature
I actually quite like the black, country style in contrast to the mod glossy white cabinet. I plan to do a little DIY dip dye style and paint the lower half of the legs gold, and add a sheepskin rug for texture and cozy appeal, like this:
As for our media center, I love a good IKEA hack and am thinking of adding either overlays or leather pulls for a custom finish. Here is my amazing inspo:
Oh the possibilities.
Now that I have the bones of my media cove carved out, I can’t wait to finish it. Just a few DIY projects, some artwork, a garden stool or accent table and I’m good to go. I might even purchase another system to create added vertical storage and some height.
DIY media center projects to follow!